Conference: March 27-29, 2023

Uncover emerging software trends and practices to solve your complex engineering challenges, without the product pitches.

International software development conference.

QCon London brings together the world’s most innovative senior software engineers across multiple domains to share their real-world implementation of emerging trends and practices to help you make the right decisions.

QCon London 2023 registrations opening on August 29th!
Explore our upcoming events: In-person at QCon San Francisco (Oct 24-28) or online at QCon Plus (Nov 30-Dec 8).

Conference for Professional Software Developers



Discover some of the topics you will see at QCon London.

Understand the emerging software trends you should pay attention to

Learn from software leaders at early adopter companies on the trends and practices to inspire your decisions, workflows, and roadmap.


Cutting Edge Performance



Machine Learning @ Edge

Project Loom

Java 16


Software Ethics

Service Meshes


Multicloud Practices

GraalVM (Compile to Native)

Cloud Native Adoption (Success & Failures)

Hybrid Work Strategies

Serverless: Orchestration vs Choreography

DevOps in Practice

Chaos Engineering

Remote Working / WFH Strategies


Observability / Telemetry

Kubernetes Strategies

Operating Microservices

API Ergonomics

QCon London 2022 schedule format

15 tracks spaced over 3 days.
4 Keynotes and 75 technical talks.

Below are approximate start and end-times. Agenda is subject to change


Architectures You've Always Wondered About
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Innovations in ML Systems
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Developer Enablement - The Secret Weapon
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Performance & Mechanical Sympathy
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Current Trends in Frontends
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Solutions Track 1 (Sponsored)
Solutions Track 2 (Sponsored)
Exhibitor Reception 6:15PM - 7PM Conference Social 7PM - 8PM




Building and Evolving APIs
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Staff-Plus Engineer Path
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Debug, Analyze & Optimise... in Production!
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Resilient Architectures
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Modern Java
5 x Sessions + 1 Unconference
Solutions Track 3 (Sponsored)
Solutions Track 4 (Sponsored)
Diversity Event




WebAssembly & Modern Systems Programming Languages
5 x Sessions
Next Generation Microservices: Building Distributed Systems the Right Way
5 x Sessions
Modern Data Pipelines & DataMesh
5 x Sessions
Optimising for Speed & Flow
5 x Sessions
Enterprise Blockchain
5 x Sessions
Solutions Track 5 (Sponsored)
Solutions Track 6 (Sponsored)
Closing Reception
Closing Keynote



Health & Safety at QCon London 2022


Proof of Vaccination Required

To attend QCon London, all participants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Accepted vaccines follow UK guidelines and can be found in the QCon London Terms & Conditions (paragraph 5). Proof of vaccination will be required for access to the conference.


Face Masks Required

Please bring your own face mask. Cloth masks, surgical masks, N95 masks, KN95 masks are acceptable. Be prepared to wear a mask during the entire event so that it fully covers your nose and mouth. Exceptions for not wearing a mask are when you are drinking or eating in designated areas.


Temperature Checks

Please be prepared to have your temperature checked daily before being admitted into the event. Participants whose temperature reads 100.4° F (38° C) or greater or who refuse to have their temperature checked, will not be admitted to the event and will not be able to get a refund.

Wrapped Food

Pre-Wrapped Food

Food will only be served in designated areas. All food (including warm food) and utensils will be packaged individually, using fully recycled materials to protect it.


Cleaning and Sanitising

We'll operate enhanced cleaning and frequent disinfecting, including all high traffic and high touch areas such as restrooms, doors, lecterns and elevators. The venue will use upgraded air filtration systems. Personal hand sanitiser bottles will be available upon request.


Spaced Seating and Exhibit Areas

Seating configurations in the session rooms will be set to allow social distancing between attendees. The exhibition areas will follow similar spacing requirements.


Eat Lunch Outside

QCon attendees will have the option to take lunch bags outside, if eating outside feels safer from a Covid-perspective.


Hepa-Filtered Air

The QCon venue has installed Hepa filters throughout the entire venue to ensure that the air throughout the venue is continuously filtered for bacteria and virus particles.


No-Risk Purchase

If you cannot attend QCon London (for Covid or other reasons), you can always transfer or exchange your ticket. For more details, please visit QCon Terms & Conditions (Paragraphs 12 & 13)

The QCon difference

Real-world technical talks. No product pitches. Practical ideas to inspire you and your team.

Technical talks from early adopters driving innovation & change.

Get clarity on the use-cases of emerging trends you can adopt. Learn from the real-world successes and failures of software leaders.

Only patterns and practices. Not products and pitches.

Get up-to-speed on the new trends, techniques and ways of working being applied by people like you.

Real-world advice you can implement.

Inspire what’s next for your team and roadmap with real-world ideas shared directly by senior software engineers.

Practitioner-driven content

Attendees talk about the Speakers


Loved by senior software developers like you

See what peers have to say on social media about #QConLondon

It is very up to date with current trends. All the speakers seem like they know what they are talking about, and the talk doesn't seem like a rehearsal.

Ricardo Lima
Manager, Software Development @Workday

Very strong presenters talking about interesting thought-provoking subjects - not just a sales pitch.

Richard Mawer
Head of IDS Development @GBGroup

Best conferences I've been to - stellar organization, tracks, speakers. Amazing opportunity to meet diverse groups and discuss our problems, ideas and share knowledge/culture.

Greg Houle
Application Security Developer @Shopify

QCon is great! So much knowledge we never knew of. I want to implement and practice whatever I learned right away.

Aniket Patel
Senior Software Engineer @Cimpress

QCon for me is high-quality speakers lined up with just the level of abstraction I like. I feel I get a higher return on spent time than other conferences.

Thomas Pronstad
Senior Software Engineer and Partner @CloudberriesAS

Why do I recommend QCon? Great speakers from great companies having real first-hand experience to share on very pregnant questions we face in our everyday jobs as builders, advisors, or decision-makers.

Stéphane Ramet
Lead Architect Back-Office @Carrefour

Join the Senior Software Engineers, Software Architects, and Technical Team Leads at QCon London

QCon London isn’t just a software conference. It’s the place where senior software engineers, tech leads, and software architects come together to learn, share, and push each other to drive innovation in the software industry.



Software Architects, Technical Team Lead and Higher


Senior Developer / Lead

  • Technical Team Lead
  • Senior Management (VP, CTO, CIO, Director)
  • Architect: Technical / Application (platform specific)
  • Enterprise Architect / Chief Architect
  • Architect: Solution / Systems (Integration Focused)
  • Technical Project Manager

Conference Venue

The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre - London

The QEII Conference Centre - London

Situated in the heart of Westminster, the QEII Centre is ideally located to take advantage of everything London has to offer. Uniquely situated in the shadow of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and the London Eye, you will be within a five-minute walk to the Thames and surrounded by excellent transport links in and out of the capital. 

Conference Location


Benefit from our negotiated rates for QCon Attendees 
in various hotels close to the Conference Venue 

Review the different rates and make your reservation

QCon Healthy

Different menu items:

Vegan or Vegetarian 

Relive QCon London 2020

Relive Keynotes


QCon London 2020 keynotes included Anjuan Simmons, Engineering Coach @helpscout, and Katie Gamanji, Cloud Platform Engineer @AmericanExpress, former @condenastint.

Relive Keynotes

Trending Talks

Some of the top sessions from QCon London 2020 included “Monolith Decomposition Patterns” by Microservice, Cloud, CI/CD Expert Sam Newman, and “Why Distributed Systems Are Hard” by Senior Software Engineer @GitHub Denise Yu.

QCon London 2020 Number of attendees


attendees, speakers, and exhibitors were at QCon London 2020

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